I’ve set myself a schedule to document my blogging and entice me to blog every day by focusing on four elements of blogging:
- Topics/Ideas: your interests and passions researched and shared on your blog
- Connections: your social media links with others on your interests and gathering new ones
- Conversations: your conversations with others on social media [Twitter, blogs, etc.] in comments with others and extended in your blog as part of your “neighborhood” [PLN]
- Reflections: your review of interests, connections, conversations
March is also filled with:
- Edublogs Student Challenge – I’m a commenter and you can be too: Join Here. It’s a great opportunity to encourage student blogging, writing, and digital literacy and citizenship. Please consider becoming a commenter.
- Slice of Life March Challenge by the Two Writing Teachers — I love this challenge and my students did as well; write a slice of your life — a memoir of a moment in time each day. I’ll probably write most of those here. However, some will fit well under education here.
- Connected Learning will be a focus because I’m participating in a book club through Twitter conversations. You can join too. [Download PDF]
I’ve also written my focus goals so I have no excuse for finding ideas.
How did I do?
- 13 posts for Slice of Life here, two of which were cross-posted here on this blog.
- 9 posts engaged with the Affinity Online text and #CLmooc Book Club
- 1 post responded from an Edublogs Student Challenge comment
- 3 posts provided information about blogging: Why Blog with Students; Writing Ideas; Changing Themes
How did I do with elements of blogging:
- Topics/Ideas: All 13 were based on my interests and all were based on what others would be interested in
- Connections: 10 posts started with connections with others on Twitter or blogs
- Conversations: 7 posts invited or extended conversations from my PLN, tweets, or blogs
- Reflections: 12 [including this one] included a reflection of some sort — either on conversations or concepts, and this one on my goals.
All of my posts resulted from my interests and goals. I wrote about topics that are relevant today; I connected with others or to others and appreciated their inspirations for my reflections and connections; I invited or continued conversations on the topics. Most importantly, I tried to add value to the ideas of the #CLmooc Book Club, the Edublogs Challenge, and for bloggers.
Link to my Blog Calendar.
My goals and focus continue to be the same:
- #CLmooc Book Club,
- Edublogs Challenge #STUBC
- Slice of Life
And some new or other goals I’ve missed:
- I’ve been reading Daniel Bassill‘s work and want to consider his ideas — there’s so much important work there.
- I want to have some conversations with my First Friends [see sidebar], to keep in touch.
- I’m behind on reading blog posts of my PLN.
- I’d like to share more info on blogging for newbies.
- Get ready for next month’s NaPoWriMo: National Poetry Writing Month and National Poetry Month.
- Just discovered NaPoWriMo at Deviant Art
How about you? What goals have you accomplished for March?
Do you have any questions to ask that could help add ideas for writing?